DOE Contractor Settles Overbilling Case For $1.5M

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT) -- Nuclear waste management contractor CH2M Hill Hanford Group Inc. agreed Thursday to pay the U.S. $1.5 million to settle a case over two employees who were previously charged with overbilling the government for goods and services CH2M provided at a nuclear cleanup site.

Two employees hired by CH2M, the prime contractor of the Hanford Nuclear site in Washington, were indicted for exploiting U.S. Department of Energy credit lines meant for the management and cleanup of nuclear waste at the site. They ordered products from companies they owned at highly marked-up prices, overcharging the government twice the worth of the products, according...

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